Howell Construction completes AHEC | Metro’s renovation project: Locker rooms, bleachers
Howell Construction and Perkins+Will recently completed the state of Colorado’s Auraria Higher Education Center | Metropolitan State University locker room and bleacher renovation project located in the heart of downtown Denver. The project was built in the occupied PE/ Events Center on the AHEC campus.
Kris Oppermann SternApril 26, 2020
Architecture Firms: Selling Out or Selling Up?
Are you a buyout veteran yet? If the trend toward consolidation among architecture and engineering firms continues, any of us could face a sale or merger during our careers. I’ve witnessed the ebbs and flows of the architecture profession over the years. This recent trend of mergers and buyouts got me thinking about the multiple perspectives involved.
Building DialogueApril 20, 2020
Swinerton Builders break ground on WTC Denver campus
Swinerton Builders recently demoed the site and began prep work in order to go vertical later this year on the World Trade Center Denver (hotel, office and parking structure), which will be in the River North neighborhood. Formativ, a Denver-based real estate development firm specializing in transformative mixed-use and commercial projects, and Memphis, Tennessee-based Kemmons Wilson Cos., are co-owners and developers of the 240,000-square-foot hospitality tower. Golub & Co., based in Chicago with a local office in RiNo, is partnering with Formativ on the 350,000-sf office building.
Kris Oppermann SternApril 13, 2020
Keeping Things in Perspective: Finding the Balance
Recently I was given a gut check that seemed notable and worth sharing. It led to several questions those of us in design, development, construction, brokerage, etc., might consider. Do you remember why you got into your profession? Was it more exciting then or did it matter more to you in the beginning? Have you kept your inspiration or do you need to find it again? Have you kept balance?
Building DialogueApril 13, 2020
Pinkard Construction wins Margaret W. Carpenter recreation center in Thornton
The remodeled facility will include a new six-lane lap pool with adjacent aqua-exercise pool, wave pool with lazy river and bubble pit, activity pool with zero-depth entry, play structure, geysers and sprays, two water slides and 20-person therapeutic hydro-jet spa.
Kris Oppermann SternApril 6, 2020
Building Peak 8 at Breckenridge: Delivering an Improved Visitor Experience
In April 2018, work began on the transformation of one of Colorado’s most significant and symbolic mountain resort venues: Breckenridge Ski Resort’s original base area, Peak 8. Improvements had been ongoing for more than a decade, and the construction effort has culminated in an unprecedented ski-in, ski-out development that is providing visitors to the mountain town with a grand destination.
Building DialogueApril 6, 2020
Colorado Mesa University’s Hotel Maverick will Benefit from a Unique Design Solution
Colorado Mesa University’s hospitality program has enjoyed significant growth over the years and the university is preparing to open a “teaching hotel” during the first quarter of 2020 as a result. Davis Partnership Architects envisioned a unique materiality of the Hotel Maverick to set it apart. The hotel will boast a contemporary theme that integrates an ethos of the modern West.
Building DialogueMarch 30, 2020
Hord Coplan Macht, Haselden team for FRCC’s Health Care Careers Center
Design-build team Hord Coplan Macht and Haselden Construction are underway on Front Range Community College’s new Health Care Careers Center. The 61,000-gross-square-foot center located on the Larimer campus in Fort Collins consolidates the college’s health sciences programs into one state-of-the-art facility that accommodates a multidisciplinary health care curriculum to address key health care workforce needs in Northern Colorado.
Kris Oppermann SternMarch 30, 2020
AGC of Colorado: Construction is an essential service amidst COVID-19 pandemic
As the nation braces to defend against this unprecedented pandemic known as the coronavirus (COVID-19), this is honestly an article topic I never thought I would need to address in my lifetime. Albeit, as in any crisis affecting the design and construction, as well as the commercial real estate industry, AGC of Colorado stands strong to protect our members and continually advocate for our industry as a whole.
CREJMarch 22, 2020
Santa Fe Yards at Broadway Station: Build-to-suit offices, residential planned
This is the idea behind one of Denver’s newest mixed-use developments, Broadway Station. Located at the former Gates Rubber Co. plant site, the 41-acre development is advantageously located at the intersection of Interstate 25, Santa Fe Drive and South Broadway at Denver’s second busiest RTD light-rail stop and bus station.
Building DialogueMarch 22, 2020